- Flipped 2,231 copies, 90 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief 548 copies, 14 reviews
- Shredderman: Secret Identity 398 copies, 19 reviews
- The Running Dream (Author) 349 copies, 28 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy 333 copies, 2 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man 267 copies, 7 reviews
- Runaway 243 copies, 14 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary 235 copies, 1 review
- Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy (Sammy Keyes) 232 copies, 3 reviews
- How I Survived Being A Girl 191 copies, 2 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf 190 copies, 3 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception 181 copies, 2 reviews
- Swear to Howdy 176 copies, 5 reviews
- Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger 168 copies, 1 review
- Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes 132 copies, 2 reviews
- Confessions of a Serial Kisser 125 copies, 12 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen (Sammy Keyes) 103 copies, 3 reviews
- Shredderman: Enemy Spy 100 copies
- Shredderman: Meet the Gecko 97 copies
- Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway (Sammy Keyes) 90 copies, 3 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things 84 copies, 1 review
- Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash 69 copies, 2 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher 54 copies, 2 reviews
- The Gecko and Sticky: Villain's Lair 37 copies, 3 reviews
- The Gecko and Sticky: The Greatest Power 27 copies, 2 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls 25 copies, 2 reviews
- Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack 23 copies, 1 review
- The Gecko and Sticky: Sinister Substitute 18 copies, 1 review
- Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City 16 copies, 1 review
- The Gecko and Sticky: The Power Potion 11 copies
- Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise 11 copies
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Wendelin Van Draanen has 3 upcoming events.
Teen Event | "He Said, She Said" Tour | Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Huntley Parsons
6PM SATURDAY, APRIL 5 Teen Event | "He Said, She Said" Tour | Wendelin van Draanen
: Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise
and Mark Huntley Parsons
: Road Rash Wendelin van Draanen
visits with the next installment of her Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning Sammy Keyes teen mystery series. Joining her is Mark Huntley Parsons
, who presents his debut novel about a teenage drummer who finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band.
In Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise, a celebratory cruise leads to mischief and mystery for Sammy as she embarks upon a memorable journey. In this second-to-last title in the long-running series, Van Draanen provides a satisfyingly convoluted mystery for Sammy--and readers--to unravel. Secret codes, greedy heirs and ambiguous clues test Sammy's sleuthing mettle. However, at the center of this tale is the emotional journey Sammy takes as she navigates her fledgling relationship with her father. Their emerging bond reveals a new emotional dimension to the savvy teen.
In Road Rash, when 17-year-old Zach Ryan gets picked as the new drummer in a popular local band going on a long summer tour, he quickly learns about the challenges that come with life on the road. Playing in small venues, Bad Habit deals with a bar brawl and a manager who won't pay them, but the biggest problems come from within the band. Zach is a sympathetic "nice guy" narrator who is trying to be a responsible band member, despite being its newest and youngest addition. He's also good at expressing the thrill of creating music.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Wendelin van Draanen's first book was published in 1997, and since then her titles have been nominated for State Award Master Lists all over the country and have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children’s Mystery four times in six years. Additionally, she has won the Christopher Medal and the California Young Reader Medal. Her books have been translated into many foreign languages, and have been optioned for film and television projects. She lives in California with her husband and two sons.
Mark Huntley Parsons has been a drummer since 7th grade when he saved $100 from his paper route to buy a used drumset, and he's been pounding away ever since. He's a long-standing contributor to Modern Drummer magazine, and has written non-fiction books on audio and music-related topics. Mark lives on the Central Coast of California with his wife and two sons (the four of whom comprise the ever-eclectic dance-rock band, Risky Whippet). Road Rash is his debut novel.
Location: Street: 6428 S McClintock Dr. City: Tempe, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85283 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
HE SAID, SHE SAID TOUR - Wendelin Van Draanen & Mark Parsons
Saturday, Apr 12 at 7PM
Young Adult Authors Wendelin Van Draanen
& MARK PARSONS
on the He Said, She Said Tour! Husband and wife Young Adult author team Wendelen Van Draanen and Mark Parsons are hitting the road and we're happy to announce they're making a stop at BookPeople! Wendelin will talk to us about her latest book, Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise. Mark Parsons will share his new novel, Road Rash. It's going to be a blast! Join us for the fun!
Wendelin Van Draanen has written more than thirty novels for young readers and teens. She is the author of the long running Edgar-winning Sammy Keyes series, and two four-book series for younger readers (Shredderman and The Gecko & Sticky). Additionally she has written several stand-alone novels, including The Running Dream, Swear to Howdy, and Flipped (named a Top 100 Children’s Novel for the 21st Century by SLJ and became a Warner Brothers feature film).
Mark Parsons has published primarily non-fiction, penning over a hundred articles for national magazines as well as a pair of non-fiction books. His debut novel, Road Rash, is a YA adventure about a high school boy who goes on the road with a band. It draws from Parsons’s many years of experience as a rock drummer.
This writing couple from California will discuss their books, the writing process, and how they’ve managed to share the same office for twenty years without bloodshed.
Wendelin was a classroom teacher for many years, Mark an instructor at a Fortune 500 company. They have two sons, two dogs, and two wild imaginations. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
Thank you for supporting Wendelin Van Draanen, Mark Parsons & your local independent bookstore!
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Wendelin Van Draanen & Mark Parsons Road Show, April 29
It’s the “He Said, She Said” Author Road Show featuring... Wendelin Van Draanen
and Mark Huntley Parsons
See the trailer for Road Rash
here. MARK PARSONS has been a drummer since 7th grade when he saved $100 from his paper route to buy a used drumset, and he's been pounding away ever since. He's a long-standing contributor for Modern Drummer magazine, and has written non-fiction books on audio and music-related topics. Books have always been a part of Wendelin Van Draanen's life. Her first book was published in 1997, and since then her titles have won many awards. Now in its sixteenth installment, the Sammy Keyes Mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children’s Mystery five times, with Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief bringing home the statue. Additionally, she has won the Christopher medal for Shredderman: Secret identity, the California Young Reader Medal for Flipped, and the Schneider Family Book Award for The Running Dream. Her books have been translated into many foreign languages, Shredderman became a Nickelodeon made-for-TV movie, and Flipped was released as a feature film, directed by Rob Reiner. She lives in California with her husband and two sons. Her hobbies include the “Three R’s”: Reading, Running and Rock ’n’ Roll. Copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. If you would like a signed copy but cannot attend the event just let us know!
Location: Street: Subterranean Books Additional: 6275 Delmar Blvd City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63130-4716 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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